Salem, Ohio

A PUBLIC CHARITABLE TRUST

Salem Community Foundation 

Making a difference in our community for 50 years.


SCHOLARSHIP CHECKS AWARDED TO 26 DESERVING STUDENTS

The Salem Community Foundation Scholarship Committee awarded 26 students checks totaling $42,350 on Thursday, July 27.  Scholarship awards will be used by Salem area students for their 2017 - 2018 academic year.

These scholarships were distributed from the SCF Scholarship Fund, Avanell E. Beck Scholarship Fund, Lyle and Mary Biehler Scholarship Fund, Emeny - Butler Endowment Fund, Bruce P. and Eileen J. Gordon Fund, Hart / Litty Scholarship Fund, Sam and Bernice Keener Scholarship Fund, Evelyn Lease Fund, Salem Label / Menegos Fund, Betty R. Ulicny Scholarship Fund, Herbert J. Hansell Scholarship for Public Service Fund, Jacqueline E. Troll Fund, and Ministerial Scholarship Fund. 

Salem Community Foundation to date has awarded a total $566,400 in scholarship dollars!


THE CENTERPLEX

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The Salem Community Foundation and Salem Community Center announced the opening of the CenterPlex, a $3 million facility expansion project in November 2015. The 30,000-square-foot athletic complex offers competitive and recreational basketball, volleyball leagues, indoor track meets, baseball practices, and pickelball. Designated time slots for teams to rent courts for organized practices is also available.


 RECENT GRANTS 

"The mission of the Salem Police Department is to provide safety, security and a high quality of life to all persons with our jurisdictional boundries to the best of our ability. Thank you for the five Mobile Device Termianls, ancillary items for installation, and a year of wireless internet service."  Police Chief J.T. Panezott 


 A NOTE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN E. TONTI   

jtontiDear Friends,

The Salem Community Foundation has worked diligently since 1966 to improve the quality of life while continuing to connect its donors with critical interests in the Salem area.

During the past year Salem Community Foundation continued to support a wide range of Salem area programs, projects and scholarships through $1,703,109 awarded to the arts and humanities, education, human services, and public and community services. I encourage you to review the accomplishments of the recent fiscal year detailed within our Annual Report.

The Board of Directors and I are extremely grateful for your confidence in our ability to serve you in investing in our community and as your partner on behalf of achieving your charitable goals. We are proud of the fact that our efforts have made a significant impact in making lives better.

Sincerely yours,
John E. Tonti


OUR MISSION  

The Salem Community Foundation, a public non-profit charitable trust, has as its mission to improve the quality of life in Salem, Ohio, and the immediate area.
The Foundation, through special grants, supports charitable, educational, scientific, literary, artistic, and civic efforts, as well as public safety, welfare, and recreational programs in Salem.

The mission of the Community Foundation is to assess and meet changing community needs and interests through financial awards, and to assist donors to build and preserve enduring assets for charitable purposes.


SALEM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION'S GOALS

•   Encouraging the growth of the Foundation's permanent endowment.
•   Providing a vehicle for donations from individuals, families, corporations and organizations with varied interests.
•   Evaluating and addressing emerging and changing community needs.
•   Serving as a neutral leader to stimulate and coordinate actions among various organizations to accomplish common objectives.
•   To make grants that are consistent with the above.